Pat Risser
Publications, Papers, Workshops and Presentations

11/07 Working in a Consumer-Driven, Evidence-Based, Culturally Competent, Trauma-Informed, Recovery Oriented, Ethical System of Care: Is It Possible? - Keynote presentation at the "Recovery Fair" with the following objectives: 1) Describe a process by which one becomes a "mental patient"; 2) Explain the concept of "mentalism" and how to overcome these attitudes that create retraumatization; 3) Define the terms recovery and empowerment. Presented in Cincinnati, Ohio

10/07 Review Draft Model/Standard "Permission for Release of Information Form" for Ohio Department of Mental Health

10/07 From Recovery to Wellness - This half-day institute addressed how one moves along a path from "mental patient" to passionate advocate to a transformed system. Tips and tools included clues about how to overcome trauma and other obstacles and barriers. Topics covered included: 1) How one develops a "mental patient" identity; 2) How to overcome this "mental patient" identity; 3) How to move from "mental patient" to recovered self; 4) How to overcome mental patienthood through employment; 5) How to become an "Advocate"; 6) How to identify and overcome "mentalist" attitudes; 7) Trauma informed care and it's relationship to improved services; 8) Systems transformation. Presented this institute at the National "Alternatives 2007" Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

10/07 Retraumatization and Mutual Support - This half-day institute focused on retraumatization from neglect and abuse. Constructing one's self to manage trauma must be a socialization process. Retraumatization hinders building trust and being responsible. Prejudice challenges social justice, poverty challenges well-being, manipulation challenges mutuality, and torture degrades Being. The alternative involves taking responsibility and being socially accountable. The institute discussed advocacy against retraumatization and finding mutual support. Presented this institute at the National "Alternatives 2007" Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

10/07 Men and Trauma - This half-day institute discussed issues for male trauma survivors, including the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. Data was presented regarding the prevalence of trauma experiences among boys and men; the impact of trauma; characteristic male coping styles; and models for male trauma recovery and healing. Attention was paid to different types of trauma exposure and to the role of race and culture in men's trauma experiences. Presented this institute at the National "Alternatives 2007" Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

10/07 Seclusion and Restraints: Supporting Evidence, Best Practices and Tools for Advocacy - This half-day institute focused on mentalism, trauma, advocacy, legislation, and networking for change. Mentalism is a form of abuse and discrimination and can reflect the attitudes of professionals allowing them to justify the harm they do to people. Trauma is the result of this harm. Trauma has a cumulative effect and becomes more harmful when human caused. To be this traumatized may evolve into the impossibility of recovery. Participants learned how to advocate for coercion and abuse free environments and help deter the effects of trauma. Consumers/Survivors must begin taking a stronger role in advocating for coercion free environments. Consumer/survivor driven success stories were discussed. Another route to advocate for change regarding S&R is through legislation. Attorney Morrison helped draft and later lobbied for a bill that created uniform statewide standards on both restraint and seclusion of people labeled as having mental illness. The California Legislature passed this bill and Governor Gray Davis signed it into law in 2004 making California the first state in the nation to have a landmark Restraint & Seclusion Law. Participants were encouraged to initiate the same in their state through resources that was offered through discussion and handouts. Additional advocacy opportunities were discussed especially through each state's Protection and Advocacy program and PAIMI advisory council. The overall focus of the presentation was to offer a challenge to all consumers/survivors to become empowered to effect change regarding the reduction and elimination of seclusion and restraints in their states. Presented this institute at the National "Alternatives 2007" Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

10/07 Seclusion and Restraints: Supporting Evidence, Best Practices and Tools for Advocacy - This workshop focused on a "Roadmap to Seclusion and Restraint Free Mental Health Services." This presentation involved panel discussion and interactive dialogue. Many states, providers, and consumer/survivors are still struggling to understand how to reduce the use of seclusion and restraint (S&R) and, that while some facilities have made great progress, best practices are not widely known or practiced in many settings. Best practices will be identified and "The Roadmap to Seclusion and Restraint Free Mental Health Services" will be discussed. The Roadmap is an initiative from SAMHSA/CMHS involving consumer/survivor participation to assist with implementing an S&R initiative. Real life success stories were also shared of state initiatives from the S&R State Initiative Grants, facilities that have achieved success, and alternatives to S&R. Presented this workshop at the National "Alternatives 2007" Conference in St. Louis, Missouri

10/07 Working in a Consumer-Driven, Evidence-Based, Culturally Competent, Trauma-Informed, Recovery Oriented, Ethical System of Care: Is It Possible? - Presented to a Graduate School of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky

10/07 Mental Health Consumers Surviving Trauma - This half-day institute discussed trauma issues for consumers/survivors in the mental health system. The institute defined "trauma" and discussed the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. In addition, the workshop talked about some specific efforts to help people recover from trauma including the reduction of seclusion and restraints in a forensic inpatient setting and others. There was important discussion of the ways in which trauma and violence affect consumers/survivors in the mental health system. Consumers/survivors often present with pre-existing trauma issues. In addition, there was discussion of many of the retraumatizing effects of service system practices (mentalism). The institute discussed issues for trauma survivors, including the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. Data was presented regarding the prevalence of trauma experiences; the impact of trauma; characteristic coping styles; and models for trauma recovery and healing. Attention was paid to different types of trauma exposure and to the role of race and culture in trauma experiences. Data was presented about seclusion, restraints and other forms of traumatizing and retraumatizing practices and how they impact upon people and impede the healing/recovery process. There was discussion about the obstacles often faced in acknowledging trauma and seeking help. Some of the contextual factors ñ family and community, race and ethnicity, class and gender role expectations ñ that play a role in violence and recovery from violent trauma were outlined. The institute concluded by communicating a sense of hopefulness about recovery and some of the unique ways in which people have overcome the effects of trauma. There was a presentation of some of the ways in which the use of seclusion and restraints have been diminished or eliminated in a variety of settings including forensic, emergency rooms, inpatient psychiatric and even children's facilities. Presented at the Fifteenth National Case Management Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

10/07 Come Rap with Pat and Pam - Back by popular demand! Last year in Salt Lake City, this was a well-attended workshop and received high praise from the attendees. This year, the workshop was expanded as Pat was joined by another leader of the consumer/survivor movement. This half-day institute was designed for people to have the opportunity to interact with "consumer/survivor" leaders and to discuss such topics as, "What's gone wrong with the concept of recovery?" Attendees were invited to come and discuss their issues and concerns. Success stories and stories of system failure were presented by two storytellers extraordinaire who are outspoken and successful, vocal advocates. Presented at the Fifteenth National Case Management Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

10/07 From Recovery to Wellness - This half-day institute addressed how one moves along a path from "mental patient" to passionate advocate to a transformed system. Tips and tools included clues about how to overcome trauma and other obstacles and barriers. Topics covered included: 1) How one develops a "mental patient" identity; 2) How to overcome this "mental patient" identity; 3) How to move from "mental patient" to recovered self; 4) How to overcome mental patienthood through employment; 5) How to become an "Advocate"; 6) How to identify and overcome "mentalist" attitudes; 6) Possible pitfalls in employment and how to avoid or overcome them (including some brief discussion of benefits systems); 7) Trauma informed care and it's relationship to improved services; 8) Systems transformation. Presented at the Fifteenth National Case Management Conference in Louisville, Kentucky.

08/07 Promoting Cultural Change with Words - Culture change means being open to willfully changing oneís thinking, oneís feelings and oneís behavior. Crisis Intervention Team Training seeks to end the prejudice, discrimination and fear of people with mental illness. CIT is dedicated to change from fear to people first. The heart of CIT is to use words, not weapons, to understand the situation of a person who has a mental illness. This presentation focused on the development of policies and partnerships that promote a positive culture for law enforcement and people labeled with mental illness. Leadership by example will also promote the change necessary to make a difference in our culture. Co-presented this workshop at the 2007 CIT National Conference in Memphis, Tennessee

08/07 Development of Peer Training/Mentoring: Addressing the Lived Experience of Trauma - An invited attendee at this Consumer/Expert Workgroup Meeting sponsored by NASMHPD/CMHS (National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors/Center for Mental Health Services) National Center for Trauma-Informed Care in Alexandria, Virginia

07/07 Empowerment and Consumer Culture - This full-day consumer-oriented workshop introduced participants to the contributions of the consumer/survivor movement and how they are influencing the provision of services for mental health and substance use conditions today. Current terms such as "recovery" and "empowerment" were explored in depth, along with strategies for achieving these goals both personally and within our professional work with clients. A discussion of potential barriers and obstacles to achieving a recovery-oriented system was included, along with strategies for overcoming these barriers and achieving a truly transformed system of services. Consumers and service providers were encouraged to attend this workshop together. Learning Objectives: 1) Define the terms recovery and empowerment, 2) Explain the political structure of federal and local level mental health systems, 3) Discuss the goals of a transformed system, 4) Describe at least three methods for facilitating recovery. Presented at the 36th Annual Summer Institute in Newark, Delaware [http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/summerinst07.html]

07/07 Self-Advocacy and Negotiations - The consumer-driven self-advocacy movement for recovery and transformation has awakened the need for change at all levels of the mental health and substance use system. One particular call for change encourages consumers and their families to become advocates for their rights and treatment needs. This full-day, consumer-oriented, interactive workshop engaged participants in identifying and developing strategies of self-advocacy and negotiation within the mental health and substance use system. Topics included developing tools for active participation in the treatment team and treatment planning process. Role-play and other forms of practice helped to reinforce these tools and strategies. There was also a discussion of the consumer-driven progress accomplished thus far, and areas of yet-needed change for achieving true systems transformation. Learning Objectives: 1) Describe various ways in which a person might be an advocate, 2) Explain three tools of negotiation, 3) Describe skills for accomplishing positive change. Presented at the 36th Annual Summer Institute in Newark, Delaware [http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/summerinst07.html]

07/07 Recovery, Trauma, and Empowerment - This full-day consumer-oriented workshop presented the history of the consumer/survivor movement and its roots in other civil rights movements. There was discussion about the two different aspects of the movement, self-help and advocacy, and how these aspects converge into a system that is recovery-focused. Additional topics included the impact of trauma on the lives of people in the mental health and substance abuse system. More specifically, ways in which the system can help in healing past traumas as well as ways in which it can re-traumatize the individual and stifle the healing process were explored. Discussion focused on how helping others can facilitate the healing process for oneself, and suggested ways for people to get involved in the trauma-sensitive, self-help, peer support movement. Learning Objectives: 1) Describe trauma-informed service systems, 2) Explain the concept of "mentalism" and how to overcome these attitudes, 3) Explain the two branches of the modern mental health "consumer" movement and describe how they differ. Presented at the 36th Annual Summer Institute in Newark, Delaware [http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dsamh/summerinst07.html]

07/07 WNCO Radio on Consumer Provided Services - A panelist on the topic of consumer/survivor provided services on this 1-hour program in Ashland, Ohio.

3/07 Recovery and All That Jazz - This half-day keynote presentation was part of the "Recovery Model Toolbox" Series. The presentation covered: (1) Consumer Rights and Recovery; (2) Recovery Model from a consumer's/survivor's perspective; (3) Recovery model, past, present and 10 years from now; (4) Evidence based practices of consumer staff models, working in partnership; (5) How/what staff and consumers should be doing to prepare for this transformation; and, (6) Latest cutting edge information on recovery. Presented at the Franconia Road Treatment Center in Alexandria, Virginia

1/07 Recovery Wellness Workshop - This half-day keynote presentation was designed to encourage people to take the journey from "mental patient" to recovered worker as a Peer Specialist. The presentation covered recovery and wellness as well as advocacy, employment and trauma issues. Presented on behalf of Orange County Mental Health in Orange County, California.

1/07 MindFreedom Radio - Featured presenter on the topic of overcoming and recovering from oppression by the psycho-pharmaceutical industry.

11/06 Justice-Involved Men and Trauma - This federally convened national workgroup discussed issues related to justice involved men and trauma as well as the growing crisis in trauma among veterans. Washington, D.C.

10/06 Men and Trauma - This institute discussed issues for male trauma survivors, including the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. Data was presented regarding the prevalence of trauma experiences among boys and men; the impact of trauma; characteristic male coping styles; and models for male trauma recovery and healing. Attention was paid to different types of trauma exposure and to the role of race and culture in men's trauma experiences. Co-Presented this institute at the National "Alternatives 2006" Conference in Portland, Oregon

10/06 The Culture of Grassroots Organizing: Transformation and Accountability - Veteran grassroots organizers discuss bringing the "grassroots underground to the surface." Real transformation means changes in the social infrastructure through sensitive, often unheralded detail work. Grassroots work commonly taken for granted must truly be valued and appreciated. "Transformation" obliges being accountable to people whose recovery situation is transformed. Co-Presented this institute at the National "Alternatives 2006" Conference in Portland, Oregon

10/06 How Consumer/Survivors are Working to Reduce and Eliminate the use of Seclusion & Restraints - How consumers/survivors are contributing to the reduction of restraint/seclusion. More about advocacy opportunities to eliminate the use of restraint and seclusion. Mentalism and trauma discussed in detail. Co-Presented this workshop at the National "Alternatives 2006" Conference in Portland, Oregon

10/06 Rap With Pat - This workshop is designed for people to have an opportunity to interact with a "consumer/survivor" leader and to discuss such topics as, "What's gone wrong with the concept of recovery?" Presented at the 2006 National Association of Case Management (NACM) conference. Salt Lake City, Utah

10/06 Men and Trauma - This institute discussed issues for male trauma survivors, including the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. Data was presented regarding the prevalence of trauma experiences among boys and men; the impact of trauma; characteristic male coping styles; and models for male trauma recovery and healing. Attention was paid to different types of trauma exposure and to the role of race and culture in men's trauma experiences. Presented this Institute at the 2006 National Association of Case Management (NACM) conference. Salt Lake City, Utah

10/06 Solving the Problems of Mentalism: Recognizing and Overcoming Treatment Induced Oppression, Discrimination and Trauma - This workshop identified several different forms of oppression, discrimination and trauma related to mental health treatment with an exploration of how and why these occur. Mentalism and prognostication, as well as mentalism as it relates to psychotropic medications, physical environment, and language were covered. In addition, the consumer/survivor perspective of decontextualization was explored. The workshop concluded with a discussion of how to overcome problems of mentalist attitudes. Presented at the 2006 National Association of Case Management (NACM) conference. Salt Lake City, Utah

10/06 Effective Supervision of Peer Case Management - This workshop discussed issues for supervisors. Supervisors have often been promoted to their position without benefit of any formal training. Problems can arise when untrained supervisors confuse their role as supervisor with their previous role as therapist/case manager. Role confusion can become more complicated when supervising consumers/survivors who have not yet developed full roles within the provider agency. Presented at the 2006 National Association of Case Management (NACM) Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah

9/06 Men and Trauma - This workshop discussed issues for male trauma survivors, including the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. Data was presented regarding the prevalence of trauma experiences among boys and men; the impact of trauma; characteristic male coping styles; and models for male trauma recovery and healing. Attention was paid to different types of trauma exposure and to the role of race and culture in men's trauma experiences. Presented at the 11th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma in San Diego, California

9/06 Recovery: Hopes and Dreams of Real Transformation - Keynote presentation at the 20th Annual Statewide Mental Health Consumer Conference hosted by Knowledge Empowers You (KEY) in Indianapolis, Indiana

7/06 Recovery: Hopes and Dreams of Real Transformation - Keynote presentation at the Fourth Annual ³Celebration Recovery² Conference of the Ohio Adult Recovery Network in Akron, Ohio

5/06 Solving the Problems of Mentalism: Recognizing and Overcoming Treatment Induced Oppression, Discrimination and Trauma - Thi s workshop identified several different forms of oppression, discrimination and trauma related to mental health treatment with an exploration of how and why these occur. Mentalism and prognostication, as well as mentalism as it relates to psychotropic medications, physical environment, and language were covered. In addition, the consumer/survivor perspective of decontextualization was explored. The workshop concluded with a discussion of how to overcome problems of mentalist attitudes. Presented at the 2006 Mental Health Consumer & Family Education and Leadership Conference. Anchorage, Alaska

12/05 To Be A Mental Patient - Keynote presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Mental Health Association of Collier County in Naples, Florida

11/05 Men and Trauma - Coordinated presentation of this workshop and materials at the NARPA (National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy) Conference in Hartford, Connecticut

10/05 Men and Trauma - Presented this workshop at the National Alternatives Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

10/05 How are Consumer/Survivors helping to Reduce/Eliminate the use of Seclusion and Restraint? (Part I) - How consumers/survivors are contributing to the reduction of restraint/seclusion. How to get your state's Protection and Advocacy organization to be more effective. In depth coverage of de-escalation techniques and the use of comfort rooms. Co-Presented this workshop at the National Alternatives Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

10/05 How are Consumer/Survivors helping to Reduce/Eliminate the use of Seclusion and Restraint? (Part II) - More about advocacy opportunities to eliminate the use of restraint and seclusion. Mentalism and trauma discussed in detail. Co-Presented this workshop at the National Alternatives Conference in Phoenix, Arizona

6/05 Solving the Problems of Mentalism: Recognizing and Overcoming Treatment Induced Oppression, Discrimination and Trauma - This workshop identified several different forms of oppression, discrimination and trauma related to mental health treatment with an exploration of how and why these occur. Mentalism and prognostication, as well as mentalism as it relates to psychotropic medications, physical environment, and language were covered. In addition, the consumer/survivor perspective of decontextualization was explored. The workshop concluded with a discussion of how to overcome problems of mentalist attitudes. Presented at the 2005 National Association of Case Management (NACM) conference. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

5/05 Disconnect: Changing Social Relations and Combating the Psychology of War - The present war mentality focuses on 'getting evil to behave', on producing conformity to "globalized" society. Along a similar path, we must find a means of attending to the problem of moving mental health from a 'mental disease' concept to a 'democratic dialogue' (Gergen) and to do so we must deconstruct the social basis of that "replacement" psychology. We must target turning the deficit-based behavioral medicine paradigm into an asset-based trauma work collaborative. This workshop was focused on how to build tools for constructing dialogue between the "client/survivor" movement and psychologists and counselors on the basis of social justice and enhanced mutual respect beyond what generally obtains now. Veteran activists engaged participants in a roundtable style conversation. Presented at the 2005 Psychologists for Social Responsibility and Counselors for Social Justice conference. Portland, Oregon

5/05 Solving the Problems of Mentalism: Recognizing and Overcoming Treatment Induced Oppression, Discrimination and Trauma - This workshop identified several different forms of oppression, discrimination and trauma related to mental health treatment with an exploration of how and why these occur. Mentalism and prognostication, as well as mentalism as it relates to psychotropic medications, physical environment, and language were covered. In addition, the consumer/survivor perspective of decontextualization was explored. The workshop will concluded with a discussion of how to overcome problems of mentalist attitudes. Presented at the 2005 Psychologists for Social Responsibility and Counselors for Social Justice conference. Portland, Oregon

2/05 Outcomes and Perspectives on the National Dare to Act Trauma Conference of 2004 - Presented to the National Advisory Committee - Subcommittee On Consumer/Survivor Issues (NAC-SOCSI). Washington, D.C.

2/05 The "Consumer" Movement: Past, Present and Future - Presentation as a guest lecturer to a class on Evidence-Based Interventions for Community Mental Health Practice at the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University. Portland, Oregon

1/05 Effective Communication with Mental Health Consumer/Survivors - Presentation to Oregon State Department of Health Services Reception Staff. Portland, Oregon

1/05 Effective Communication with Mental Health Consumer/Survivors - Presentation to Oregon State Department of Health Services Reception Staff. Hillsboro, Oregon

12/04 Men and Trauma Institute - This institute addressed lessons learned from male trauma survivors, including the importance of gender-specificity in understanding and responding to experiences of violent victimization. Presenters discussed the prevalence of trauma experiences among boys and men; the impact of trauma; characteristic male coping styles; and models for male trauma recovery and healing. Attention was paid to different types of trauma exposure and to the role of race and culture in men's trauma experiences. The institute considered both effective trauma-specific interventions and the development of trauma-informed approaches to services for men. Actively planned and presented during this full day institute as part of the National Dare to Act conference on Trauma. Baltimore, Maryland

12/04 Trauma in the Lives of Men: Impact, Services, and Recovery - Co-Presented this workshop at the National Dare to Act conference on Trauma. Baltimore, Maryland

10/04 How to Develop a Statewide Mental Health Trauma Policy - Co-Presented at Alternatives 2004 Conference. Denver, Colorado

07/04 Peer and Self-Advocacy and Serving on Advisory Boards and Councils - Training provided to consumers/survivors in Southeast Oregon. Coos Bay, Oregon

11/03 NARPA 101 - Presented at the NARPA 2003: United for Social Justice Conference. (NARPA is the National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy.) Austin, Texas

11/03 Critical Connections - A professional/consumer panel interacting with each other and the audience to enhance case management and consumer case management practice and mutual respect and understanding. Presented this plenary session as a panelist at the National Association of Case Management (NACM) conference in Nashville, Tennessee

10/03 Solving the Problems of Mentalism: Recognizing and Overcoming Treatment Induced Oppression, Discrimination and Trauma - Presented at: Celebrate Wellness IV: A Statewide Conference Promoting the Health and Wellness of Oregonians with Disabilities. Portland, Oregon

10/03 Risser, Pat (2004). Barriers to Self-Determination for People who have been Identified as Having Mental Illness in Western Society - In UIC NRTC's National Self-Determination and Psychiatric Disability Invitational Conference: Conference Papers (J. Jonikas & J. Cook, Eds.), pp. 209-230., Chicago, IL: UIC National Research & Training Center on Psychiatric Disability. Available online at (UIC_NRTC)

6/03 Consult on Mental Health Courts - Met with and provided consultation to representative from Yamhill County regarding Mental Health Courts and how to keep them from becoming oppressive toward those whom they are designed to serve. Lake Oswego, Oregon

5/03 Solving the Problems of Mentalism: Recognizing and Overcoming Treatment Induced Oppression, Discrimination and Trauma - Presentation at National Association of Social Workers-Oregon Chapter, annual conference. Tualatin, Oregon

3/03 Developing a Statewide Mental Health Trauma Policy - Presentation at the 9th National and 2nd International Conference on the Abuse of Children and Adults with Disabilities. Riverside, California

2/03 Consumer/Survivor Perspectives on Public Mental Health Services - Presentation as a guest lecturer to a class at the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University. Also discussed the Recovery Model of service provision and how social workers can be more sensitive and better partners with consumers in the assessment and diagnosis process and the history of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) movement as a social change movement and a review of issues of self-determination. Portland, Oregon

1/03 Capitol Voices - Presented as part of this full day training for mental health consumers on how the legislative process works (or doesn't). Salem, Oregon

1/03 Consumer/Survivor Perspective on Mental Health Services - Presented half-day as guest lecturer to a class of Senior nursing students at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Portland, Oregon

12/02 History of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) Movement - Presented to Renaissance Peer Counseling support class (part of Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.) in Portland, Oregon

12/02 Peer and Self Advocacy 102 - Presented this two-day training on Mental Status Exam, Diagnosis and Psychiatric Medications to the Circle of Hope Drop-in Center in Corvallis, Oregon

11/02 Recognizing and Overcoming Internalized Oppression - Presented this workshop at "NARPA (National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy) 2002: Rights Under Siege" Conference in Portland, Oregon.

11/02 Consumers as Case Managers from Different Perspectives - Presented this workshop as a panelist at the National Association of Case Management (NACM) conference in Washington, D.C.

10/02 Consumer/Survivor Perspective on Mental Health Services - Presented half-day as guest lecturer to a class of Senior nursing students at Oregon Health and Sciences University. Portland, Oregon

10/02 Hints and Tips on Effective Presentations - Presented each of five evenings at the "Fall Institute on Self-Determination" (An Activity of the Real Choice Systems Change Project of the Oregon Office of Mental Health and Addiction Service). Topics included: Assertiveness; Stress Management; Use of Multi-Media; Ice-Breakers; Reading and Connecting with an Audience and Role Play. Portland, Oregon

10/02 Employment as a Critical Element of Consumer/Survivor Self-Determination - Half-day intensive learning module presented at the "Fall Institute on Self-Determination" (An Activity of the Real Choice Systems Change Project of the Oregon Office of Mental Health and Addiction Service). Portland, Oregon

10/02 Introduction to Consumer/Survivor Self-Determination - Half-day intensive learning module presented at the "Fall Institute on Self-Determination" (An Activity of the Real Choice Systems Change Project of the Oregon Office of Mental Health and Addiction Service). Topics included: History of Consumer/Survivor Self-Determination; Values and Principles of Consumer/ Survivor Self-Determination; Philosophy of Recovery. Portland, Oregon

10/02 Self-Help and Community Centers: From the PatientsÕ Rights Era to the Present with Mental Health Consumer Concerns, Inc. - Presentation at the 25th Anniversary Celebration, "Remembering Our Past & Celebrating the Future! A Tribute to the Successes of the Second Oldest Consumer-Run Organization in the U.S.A.!" for Mental Health Consumer Concerns, Inc. in Concord, California

9/02 Real Conversations - Workshop presented at Alternatives 2002 Conference. In the course of developing a process that would lead to a National Organization for the consumer/survivor/ex-patient movement differences had to be overcome and ways of communicating and trusting had to be developed. This workshop discusses some of how that happened. Atlanta, Georgia

9/02 Recovery From Trauma - Workshop presented at Alternatives 2002 Conference. People who have survived trauma are often given psychiatric labels, but the traumatic causes of their distress are often not identified or may even be denied by those providing services. Existing mental health treatment often re-traumatizes the survivor. This workshop will discuss issues around recovery from trauma. The definition of trauma will be explored, as well as the long-term manifestations of trauma in people's lives. Current diagnostic issues and rationales for treatment will be critically examined, especially with respect to the punitive use of the diagnoses. Atlanta, Georgia

9/02 Introduction to Peer and Self-Advocacy - Two day training presented to consumer/survivors at Circle of Hope Drop-In Center in Corvallis, Oregon

8/02 Starting and Governing a Consumer Operated Drop-In Center - Training presented on behalf of OCTA (Oregon Consumer Technical Assistance) to consumer/ survivors from Sweet Home Drop-In in Albany, Oregon, from On Our Own Drop-In in Albany, Oregon and from Circle of Hope Drop-In in Corvalllis, Oregon

8/02 Grant Writing and Fundraising - Training presented on behalf of OCTA (Oregon Consumer Technical Assistance) to SHAMA (Self-Help And Mutual Assistance) Drop-In House in North Bend, Oregon

8/02 The Case Against the Use of Force and Coercion in Mental Health Care - Testimony b efore a sub-committee of President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health in Washington, D.C.

7/02 Identifying and Overcoming Mentalism - Co-authored this article which is currently in press (Community Mental Health Journal) with Coni Kalinowski, M.D.

7/02 C.R.I.S.P. (Crisis Recovery Individualized Support Plan) - This article outlining a successful method of reducing inpatient hospitalizations for people who have been labeled with psychiatric disabilities is currently in press (Community Mental Health Journal).

6/02 Trauma Awareness and Responsive Mental Health Service - Co-presented this training to mental health professionals to increase the knowledge level and awareness of participants about the permanent and changeable effects of serious trauma and neglect. Participants learned about actions and supports to assist trauma survivors in their recovery. New trauma-focused treatment approaches revealing positive results were discussed. Responses that might trigger reactions arising out of old trauma were identified, and the possible interaction of trauma effects with offered mental health services were explored. The training was also designed to sensitize mental health staff to the experiences of trauma survivors and the potential for triggering and retraumatization.

6/02 Recognizing and Overcoming Internalized Oppression - Presentation at Camp OCTA Leadership Conference, this was an interactive workshop with participants identifying their own internalized oppression based on examples provided by the workshop facilitator. Participants were also challenged to learn to be assertive in giving up those internalized oppressions and thus be better able to suggest changes to the mental health system. "As advocates, we can't challenge oppression in ourselves and others and thus make the system better, if we can't recognize the oppression that exists." Presented at Camp Magruder at Rockaway Beach, Oregon

6/02 History of the C/S/X Patient's Rights Movement - Co-Presented at Camp OCTA Leadership Conference, this was an interactive workshop that traced the history of the struggles of our movement through it's roots in self-help/peer support to the current situation with the American's with Disabilities Act and the Olmstead decision. (C/S/X = Consumer or Client, Survivor, Ex-Patient or Ex-Inmate) Presented at Camp Magruder at Rockaway Beach, Oregon

5/02 Introduction to Advocacy and Activism - Presentation at O.C.T.A. (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance), for Oregon Trail Project III to train consumer/survivors in how to get more involved in local public policy by participation on Advisory Boards. Presented in Portland, Oregon

5/02 Introduction to OCTA - Presentation to mental health consumers in Burns, Oregon

5/02 State Hospitals: Worst Case Scenarios - Workshop presentation to mental health service providers (Case Managers and Adult Foster Care Home Workers) in Burns, Oregon

5/02 Successful Community Living - Workshop presentation to mental health service providers (Case Managers and Adult Foster Care Home Workers) in Burns, Oregon

5/02 Human Sexuality and Mental Health Recovery: The Final Taboo - Workshop presentation at the Spring 2002 CASRA (California Association of Social Rehabilitation Services) Conference. Presented in Walnut Creek, California

4/02 Beyond Components: Using Fidelity Scales to Measure and Assure Choice in Program Implementation and Quality Assurance - Co-Authored with Robert Paulson, Rachel Post and Heidi Herinckx. Abstract: Fidelity scales have become an accepted part of intervention research. Initially, fidelity scales focused on critical components of an intervention. In this paper we argue that the next generation of fidelity scales should include key process variables such as choice. Since choice is an essential element in all empowerment and recovery driven intervention models, a fidelity scale for an enhanced version of the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment model that incorporates choice as a fundamental component was developed as part of a SAMHSA community action grant. The process for developing the choice component and the dimensions measured are also described. Community Mental Health Journal, 38 (2): 119-128, April 2002

4/02 Psychological Trauma Policy Statewide Regional Forum - Presented consumer/survivor perspective at this forum to discuss the draft of a new statewide proposed policy. Helped facilitate discussion group. Presented in Eugene, Oregon Also presented in 3/02 in Wilsonville, Oregon

1/02 Meaningful inclusion of people with psychiatric disabilities in White House decision making on mental health issues, better enforcement of civil rights laws and support for the national expansion of peer-run service approaches - Co-Presented to President Bush Domestic Policy Advisors in Washington, D.C.

1/02 Crisis Planning to Avoid Hospitalization and Advance Directives - Co-Presented at Renaissance (a program with Cascadia Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.) in Portland, Oregon

11/01 What Is Recovery? - Article in Westward Union, Newsletter of the National Empowerment Center on the West Coast. Volume V, No. 1; Fall 2001

10/01 History of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) Movement and a Review of Issues of Self-Determination and Recovery - Presentation at Open Door Consumer Center in Astoria, Oregon

10/01 Consumer Perspectives on Public Mental Health Services - Presentation to a class at the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University. Also discussed the Recovery Model of service provision and how social workers can be more sensitive and better partners with consumers in the assessment and diagnosis process and the history of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) movement as a social change movement and a review of issues of self-determination - Presented in Portland, Oregon

9/01 History of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) Movement and a Review of Issues of Self-Determination and Recovery - Presentation to Psychiatric Interns at OHSU (Oregon Health Sciences University) in Portland, Oregon (also presented in 6/01)

8/01 Human Sexuality and Mental Health Recovery: The Final Taboo - Workshop presentation at the "Alternatives 2001" Conference. Presented in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

8/01 An Overview of Consumer Involvement in Public Policy: The Consumer Movement, It's History, Empowerment and Recovery - Presentation at Mental Health Community Forum in association with O.C.T.A. (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance)(OCTA). Presented in Corvallis, Oregon

7/01 Human Sexuality and Mental Health Recovery: The Final Taboo Ð Workshop presentation at the World Assembly for Mental Health: Respecting Diversity in a Changing World Conference. Presented in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

6/01 History of the C/S/X (Consumer/Client/Survivor/Ex-inmate/Ex-patient) Movement - Presented to Renaissance peer counseling support class (part of Network Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.) in Portland, Oregon

5/01 An Overview of Consumer Involvement in Public Policy: The Consumer Movement, It's History and Empowerment - Presentation at O.C.T.A. (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance), (OCTA) for Oregon Trail Project II to train consumer/survivors in how to get more involved in local public policy by participation on Advisory Boards. Presented in Portland, Oregon

5/01 Roles of Partners in Recovery - Co-Presented this workshop on the roles of various important people necessary to build a recovery oriented public mental health system at the CASRA (California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies) 2001 conference in Walnut Creek, California

4/01 History of the Consumer/Survivor Movement; Balancing Empowerment, Recovery and Advocacy - Presented to the members of "A Place Of Our Own" Drop-In Center in Tillamook, Oregon

4/01 Recovery: More Than Just Another Name for the Same Old Thing - Co-Presented this workshop on a new "model" of recovery at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's "In the Public Interest: Strategies and Solutions for Tomorrow" Annual Training Conference in Portland, Oregon

4/01 Consumers as Colleagues: When Consumers become Co-Workers - Co-Presented this workshop about "consumers" in the mental health workforce at the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare's "In the Public Interest: Strategies and Solutions for Tomorrow" Annual Training Conference in Portland, Oregon

2/01 Incorporating Concepts of Recovery and Wellness into the Old Paradigm - Keynote presentation to the MVBCN (Mid-Valley Behavioral Care Network) Third Annual Quality Colloquium: Creating a Consumer-Centered System in Salem, Oregon

11/00 The Consumer Perspective on Recovery and the Value of Work with the IPS+ Program - Full day training presented to Washington and Multnomah County IPS+ (Individualized Placement and Support) providers who are part of start-up, pilot projects to provide intensive case management and supported employment services. Presented in Portland, Oregon

11/00 The Journey from Mental Patient to Psychiatric Survivor: Overcoming Mentalism - Workshop presented at the "NARPA 2000" (National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy) conference; Taking Power to the People: Knowledge Plus Action. Many psychiatric survivors have overcome many of the effects of the trauma of mentalism. This interactive workshop focused on helping people to identify mentalism, its effects and steps in overcoming mentalist attitudes within a recovery framework. Presented in Sacramento, California

10/00 Mental Health Treatment that Works: National and Local Perspectives - Co-Presented this workshop at Mental Health and the Law conference sponsored by Multnomah County NAMI. In this workshop, consumer/survivors and advocates together discussed recovery-based, consumer-focused programs that result in long-lasting, successful outcomes with increased community tenure. We also exposed some of the prevalent myths around mental illness, such as the violence myth and the myth of the need for forced treatment, and how these and other myths are hurting rather than helping people get the services they need to prosper. Presented in Portland, Oregon

10/00 Consumer Perspectives on Public Mental Health Services - Presentation to a class at the Graduate School of Social Work at Portland State University. Also discussed the Recovery Model of service provision and how social workers can be more sensitive and better partners with consumers in the assessment and diagnosis process. Presented in Portland, Oregon

10/00 Consumer/Providers from Different Perspectives - Co-Presented on this workshop panel to look at issues regarding consumers as providers. This panel blended together the different perspectives of individuals who have had experience in either hiring or being a consumer/provider at the Eighth National Case Management Conference sponsored by the NACM (National Association of Case Management) in Kansas City, Missouri

10/00 The Journey from Mental Patient to Psychiatric Survivor: Overcoming Mentalism - Workshop presented at "Alternatives 2000" conference. Many psychiatric survivors have overcome many of the effects of the trauma of mentalism. This interactive workshop focused on helping people to identify mentalism, its effects and steps in overcoming mentalist attitudes within a recovery framework. Presented in Nashville, Tennessee

8/00 Choosing Meaningful Employment: The IPS+ Model - Co-Presented this workshop at "Voices of Hope" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors second annual conference. IPS+ is Individual Placement and Support Plus, a Supported Employment Model. Presented in Portland, Oregon

8/00 The Journey from Mental Patient to Psychiatric Survivor: Overcoming Mentalism - Workshop presented at "Voices of Hope" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors second annual conference). Many psychiatric survivors have overcome many of the effects of the trauma of mentalism. This interactive workshop focused on helping people to identify mentalism, its effects and steps in overcoming mentalist attitudes within a recovery framework. Presented in Portland, Oregon

8/00 The California System of Patients' Rights Advocacy - Presentation to Joint Judiciary Committee Work Group on Advocacy in Eugene, Oregon

8/00 A Public Mental Health System Without Coercion - Facilitated this roundtable discussion at the NARMH (National Association for Rural Mental Health) conference in Portland, Oregon

4/00 Recovery and the Modern Mental Health System - Presentation to the Governor's Mental Health Alignment Work Group in Turner, Oregon

4/00 Beyond Components: Using Fidelity Scales to Measure Choice in Program Implementation and Quality Assurance - Co-Presented this workshop on IPS+ (Individual Placement and Support Plus), Fidelity Scales and Consumer Choice at "Building on Family Strengths" (A National Conference on Research and Services in Support of Children and Their Families) in Portland, Oregon

1/00 Recovery - Article in Paradigm, a quarterly publication of The Office of Consumer Technical Assistance

11/99 Consumer Empowerment and Advocacy; Increasing the Voice of Consumers in the Mental Health System - Co-Presented this full day training in Grants Pass, Oregon

11/99 Recovery Model - Workshop presented twice at Oregon State's Successful Community Living Conference in Springfield, Oregon

9/99 Changing Our Minds: A Conversation About Work and Our Mental Health - Panelist at workshop with OCTA (Office of Consumer Technical Assistance) and IPS+ (Individual Placement and Support Plus) in a town hall style discussion about employment and its impact on mental health in West Linn, Oregon

5/99 Recovery:Consumer/Survivor Perspectives - Workshop to introduce people to the idea of "mental health" instead of "mental illness" and talk about recovery and independence instead of the limitations which are stereotypically placed on mental patients. Presented on how people can learn to overcome their limitations and acquire the skills to live and thrive successfuly in the community in ways which promote independence and freedom. Presented at "Visions of Strength" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors first annual conference, Springfield, Oregon

5/99 Recovery and Empowerment - Plenary Panel member for opening night panel at "Visions of Strength" conference (Oregon consumer/survivors first annual conference, Springfield, Oregon

6/98 Consumer-Directed Planning & Career Development for People with Psychiatric Disabilities - As facilitator/consultant, co-presented/trained as part of University of San Francisco's "Generating Employment Opportunities" contract with the California State Departments of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, "Building Employment and Community Connections" program, a Values-Based Curriculum for Serving People with Psychiatric Disabilities, to Sutter/Yuba Counties Mental Health Services in Marysville, California -- Also presented "Career Counseling and Goal Planning (Consumer Directed)" in 3/97 in San Diego, California in 11/96 in San Ramon, California; 5/96 in Orange, Davis, Fairfield and San Bernardino, California; in 4/96 in Phoenix, Arizona; in 2/96 in San Ramon, California; in 6/95 in Pomona, Fresno, Madera, Eureka, and Riverside California; in 5/95 in Orange, California; in 2/95 in San Ramon, California; in 1/95 in Orange, California; in 4/94 in Orange, California; in 2/94 in Los Angeles, California and in 1/94 in San Ramon, California

5/98 Let`s Understand Each Other - Presentation of all day workshop designed to promote unity, partnership and understanding in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Month sponsored by Yolo County Mental Health (YCMH), Yolo Consumer Self-Help, Advocacy and Peer Support (CSHAPES) and Yolo Community Care Continuum (YCCC) to the Yolo County, California Mental Health Community in Woodland, California

4/98 Empowering Mental Health Clients - Presentation to Yolo Consumer Self-Help, Advocacy and Peer Support (CSHAPES) in Woodland, California

4/96 Psychiatric Disabilities & Assessment of Abilities (including Psychopharmacologic Issues) - As facilitator/consultant, co-presented/trained as part of University of San Francisco's "Generating Employment Opportunities" contract with the California State Departments of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, "Building Employment and Community Connections" program, a Values-Based Curriculum for Serving People with Psychiatric Disabilities, San Diego, California

4/96 The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health - Co-presented at graduate student training for The Union Institute, San Francisco, California

10/95 Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program - Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

7/95 Phoenix Enterprises, Inc. - Consulted on Federally funded RFP for development of residential treatment services at a HUD 811 construction site for 14 units to serve those identified as the most Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill people in the county, Concord, Contra Costa County, California

7/95 Training and Career Development (for Mental Health Consumer/Providers) - Co- facilitated workshop at "Working the System: Comparing & Sharing Experiences with Peers" Conference in Denver, Colorado

6/95 PsychoSocial Rehabilitation Values and Philosophy in a Consumer Directed System - As facilitator/consultant, co-presented/trained as part of University of San Francisco's "Generating Employment Opportunities" contract with the California State Departments of Mental Health and Vocational Rehabilitation, Building Employment and Community Connections" program, a values based curriculum for serving people with psychiatric disabilities, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria California

5/95 Mental Health Client Work Force Training - Co-presented at JOBS NOW: Meaningful Employment of Clients in Public Mental Health, Oakland, California (Also served on the Conference Planning Committee)

5/95 Developing Housing for People with Psychiatric Disabilities - Co-presented at HOUSING CALIFORNIA '95 Conference, Sacramento, California

4/95 The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health - Co-presented at California Association of Social Rehabilitation Agencies Annual Conference, Oakland, California

4/95 The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health - Co-presented at the Tenth Annual Wealth of Health Conference, San Mateo, California

3/95 Assessment and Planning in a Consumer Directed System: Values and Philosophy - Consultant with University of San Francisco, McLaren School of Business, Department of Rehabilitation presentation to Future of the State Hospitals Task Force; Assessment Work Group, South San Francisco, California

12/94 The O.F.F.I.C.E. Program for Training Mental Health Consumers to Work in Public Mental Health - Co-presented at graduate student training for The Union Institute, Tiburon, California

8/94 Providing Support Over the Telephone to the Chronically Mentally Ill Repeat Caller - Co-presented to Crisis and Suicide Intervention of Contra Costa phone worker training, Walnut Creek, California

6/94 The Americans with Disabilities Act and It's Implications for People with Mental Disabilities - Presentation to The Alliance for Mentally Ill of Contra Costa, Concord, California

5/94 Clients in the Mental Health System Workforce: Pro's and Con's of Clients Working in the Mental Health Field - Presentation at the Sonoma County Client Empowerment Training Part II, Consumer Speak Up Conference: Clients Networking for Real Change, Santa Rosa, California

4/94 Employing Consumers as Mental Health Providers: Is It Possible? - Presentation at California State Conference; Empowering the Mental Health Community: Real Options for Rehabilitation. Sacramento, California (presentation was also made in Fresno, California in March, 1994)

4/94 Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program - Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

3/94 Experiences in Empowerment and Mental Health Board Activism - Presentation as part of Panel at Sonoma County Mental Health Board Client Empowerment Training - Part 1, Santa Rosa, California

10/93 Phoenix Enterprises, Inc. - Consultant on State funded RFP for development of residential treatment services in a secure Board and Care type facility for 10 Seriously and Persistently Mentally Ill people coming out of State Hospitals, Riverside County, California

8/93 Hiring of Consumers Within the Public Mental Health System: Is It Possible? (Peer Support for Consumer/Ex-Patient/Survivor Service Providers) - Presentation at Alternatives '93 Conference, Columbus, Ohio

5/93 Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program - Additional topic; Stigma from the client perspective. Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

3/93 Social Security Work Incentives - Presentation for National Teleconference Project based in Lawrence, Massachusetts

10/92 A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill - Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

8/92 Informed Consent and Capacity Hearings; Skill Building and Strategizing Around Specific Problems for Medication Capacity Hearing Representation - Presentation at the Annual State Patients' Rights Conference, Burlingame, California

5/92 Case Management: A Systems' Change Strategy - Two day Institute presentation at The International Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services (IAPSRS) Annual Conference, Oakland, California

11/92 Disability Benefits Analysis: Social Security Work Incentives Programs - Presentation at 11th Annual Conference on the Rights of Persons with Psychiatric Labels or Developmental Disabilities (sponsored by National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy). Kansas City, Missouri

9/92 A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill - Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

5/92 Planning a Community Based System: A Consumer Directed Program - The Colorado Model of the Colorado Consumer Case Manager Program - Presentation to Rosebridge Graduate School of Psychology, Concord, California

4/92 The Contra Costa Network of Mental Health Clients, plans for a consumer run drop-in center and ways churches and consumers can interact to provide support for people with severe emotional problems provide better community education and outreach to combat stigma. Presentation to Martinez Ministerial Association, Martinez, California

4/92 A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill - Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

4/92 An Empowering Journey - Published in "The Journal", Volume 3, Number 2, a quarterly publication of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

2/92 Consultant to "Self Help Live" panel. This live national closed circuit broadcast was a presentation on "Employment" including areas on the ADA, Reasonable Accommodation, SSI Work Incentives, Public and Private Sector Employment and How to Find and Keep a Job

2/92 "Informed Consent and `Riese' Capacity Hearings" - Organized Training regarding informed consent and involuntary medications in Contra Costa County and presented on local concerns from a Patients' Rights Advocate perspective, Walnut Creek, California

2/92 Consumers Working in Mental Health - Presentation at 9th Annual Consumer Speaks Conference, Sacramento, California

2/92 A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill - Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

10/91 Disability Benefits Analysis: Social Security Work Incentives and Their Impact on Other Benefits Systems - Presentation at 10th Annual Conference on the Rights of Persons with Psychiatric Labels or Developmental Disabilities (sponsored by National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy). Austin, Texas

10/91 A Survival Guide for Families of Mentally Ill - Presentation on Patients' Rights as part of this nine week Martinez Adult Education course, Martinez, California

8/91 Role of Advocate in Consumer Movement - Presentation at Patients' Rights Advocacy Training Conference, Burlingame, California

8/91 Training and Self-Advocacy - Presentation as part of this workshop at Patients' Rights Advocacy Training Conference, Burlingame, California

8/91 Transition from Client to Advocate: From Receiving Services to Giving Services - Presentation as part of an Advocacy Workshop at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 Consumer Case Management - Presentation at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 Support Services - Presentation at Conference orientations at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 Consumers as Service Providers: Overcoming the Barriers - Presentation at Alternatives `91 Conference, Berkeley, California

8/91 Sensitivity Training. Presentation to various community agencies in various settings prior to the Alternatives `91 Conference to provide information about the Support Services that would be available at the conference. Berkeley, California

7/91 Alternatives and How It Changes Peoples' Lives - Presentation at Contra Costa County Alternatives `91 Kickoff Luncheon, Concord, California

5/91 Working Together and Sharing in Our Diversity - Presentation at 2nd Annual SCCORE Conference, Grand Junction, Colorado

4/91 Consumer Advocates Call Others to Action - Published Interview in "InSites", Vol. IV, No. 2, a publication of The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Program on Chronic Mental Illness

2/91 Representing Respondents in Mental Health Actions - Presentation as part of the Continuing Legal Education branch of the Disability Law Committee of the Colorado Bar Association, Denver, Colorado

2/91 Testified before a Colorado State Legislative Committee to kill an oppressive electroshock bill, Denver, Colorado

2/91 Featured Presenter in Educational video produced by Colorado Division of Mental Health on Local Area Planning and Participation in Accordance with P.L. 99-660, Denver, Colorado

12/90 Changing Roles of Consumers and Family Members in the Delivery of Mental Health Services - Presentation at Colorado Association of Community Mental Health Center and Clinics Policy Forum, Denver, Colorado

11/90 The Need for a Comprehensive Public Mental Health System: Access Issues for the Medically Indigent - Presentation on behalf of the Colorado Health Care Campaign `90 to a federal and state legislative panel, Denver, Colorado

10/90 Brief article opposing the Alliance for the Mentally Ill published in "Dendron News", Issue #19

9/90 Consumers Work - Presentation at First Annual National Case Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

9/90 Overcoming Obstacles in Consumer Empowerment - Presentation at First Annual National Case Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

9/90 Mental Health Consumers as Service Providers - Presentation at First Annual National Case Management Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio

7/90 Work and Other Methods to Achieving Self-Sufficiency - Presentation at Hearthstone Day Treatment Program, Denver, Colorado

7/90 The Phoenix Project: Empowerment Through Employment and Other Consumer- Run Alternatives - Presentation at Alternatives `90 Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

7/90 Assembling the Building Blocks of a Statewide Organization - Presentation at Alternatives `90 Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

5/90 Peer Self-Help, Empowerment and Advocacy - Opening Address presentation at First Annual SCCORE Conference, Estes Park, Colorado

5/90 Grievance Procedures - Workshop presentation at First Annual SCCORE Conference, Estes Park, Colorado

5/90 SCCORE Position Papers. Plenary presentation at First Annual SCCORE Conference, Estes Park, Colorado

5/90 Overprotectiveness and Fear of Loss of Services and Friends - Presentation at First Annual Developmental Disabilities Planning Council "Empowerment" Conference, Denver, Colorado

5/90 Consumer Self-Advocacy - Presentation at First Annual Mental Health Advocates Forum, Evergreen, Colorado

10/89 Consumer News. Produced, edited and wrote several articles for the first Colorado Statewide Mental Health Consumer newsletter

10/89 The Consumer Case Manager Program in Colorado - Presentation at Regional CSP Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

10/89 What Consumers Want - Plenary panel presentation at Regional CSP Conference, Phoenix, Arizona

10/89 What is Mental Illness? - Presentation to church group for Colorado Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Co-presented with Colorado State Director of Mental Health for Mental Illness Awareness Week, Denver, Colorado

11/88 Testified before Colorado State Legislature at sunset hearings on "Mental Impairment in Civil Rights, Denver, Colorado

6/88 Coalition Building: Increasing AMI Membership through Consumer Involvement - Presentation at NAMI Annual Convention; Leadership Conference, Boulder, Colorado

6/88 Developing Supported Employment for CMI Clients: The Nuts and Bolts - Presentation at workshop featuring Andrea Blanche, Denver, Colorado

4/88 Battered and Abused - Unpublished autobiography on the subject of my history of abuse both as a child and a mental patient Pat's Book (Battered and Abused)

9/87 Change From Within: The Consumer Movement in Colorado - Presentation at Annual Colorado Mental Health Conference, Breckenridge, Colorado

3/87 The Self Defeat of Perfectionism - Presentation to the first class of Consumer Case Manager Aide Trainees, Denver, Colorado